- TEACHING ASSISTANT Rehabilitation Medicine
BSN, Hunter College of the City University of New York
RN Diploma, Beth Israel School of Nursing
MSN, Columbia University
- Audrey J. Schmerzler, RN, MSN, CRRN, NE-BC, is the Director of Nursing for the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She is responsible for leadership of nursing practice and operation throughout the Rehabilitation Center including management of clinical nursing practice, staff recruitment, staff education, employee performance evaluation, labor relations, quality improvement, supply chain and budget, medical records, and internal and external regulatory and survey requirements.
Ms. Schmerzler promotes patient satisfaction from day of admission through discharge, achieving this through advocating an environment of care and concern for both the patient and staff. She rounds with patients and staff in order to become better acquainted with patient and staff issues and concerns and then actively acts to resolve any issues that may have been brought up.
Ms. Schmerzler has a strong interest in administration, staff education and development of nurses and new managers. Ms. Schmerzler fosters a collaborative working relationship among interdisciplinary teams and staff by seeking their involvement in unit decision making, program development, and staff satisfaction. She advocates equality among staff on a personal level, with individual professional roles and responsibilities identified, acknowledged and respected.
In addition, Ms. Schmerzler has coauthored a book for the Lippincott Fact Finder Series entitled, "Nursing Management of Individuals with Disabilities." Ms. Schmerzler is also a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyor.
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Dr. Schmerzler did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.
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